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Possessing Weapon with expired license: Actor Asad Malik released on bail after arrest

LAHORE:  On Tuesday, Actor Asad Malik who was taken into custody over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license last night was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs50,000. The actor was arrested on Monday night from the Allama Iqbal International Airport over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license. According to the Airport Security...

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Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle’s next film

LOS ANGELES — Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle’s next film, his first significant role on the big screen. In the movie written by Richard Curtis, former “EastEnders” star Himesh Patel plays a singer-songwriter who wakes up one day as the only person in the world who remembers the Beatles. “And then I discover him and take him on...

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Taylor Swift pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at Detroit show

DETROIT — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit’s Ford Field on Tuesday that Franklin did so much for music, women’s rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a...

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Star Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said Wednesday that he tried to learn to fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in an emotional new biopic about the strong but silent space hero. The Canadian actor renewed his Oscar-winning partnership with "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle for "First Man", which tells how Armstrong overcame tragedy after tragedy to become the first man...

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London fans pay tribute to Michael Jackson on 60th birthday

LONDON: Fans of Michael Jackson honored the “King of Pop” on what would have been his 60th birthday on Wednesday by gathering at a temporary monument in the shape of a crown erected in his honor in London. Braving the rain, fans imitated his famed dance and moonwalk moves around the 13-foot (4 meter) white, sparkling crown erected by record...

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Govt to support film industry: Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry Wednesday told Senate that the ministry was committed to make all out efforts to promote film industry on a priority basis for entertaining the public. While responding to the question of Senator Azam Swati he said, previous government had spent huge amount of money on the projection of their projects. Previous federal...

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Thousands pay respects as Aretha Franklin lies in state

Fans paid their respects en masse Tuesday to US music icon and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket while dressed in a red dress and matching stilettos in Detroit. The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made...

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With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

NEW YORK— The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 percent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with $25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians”...

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Glamorous Venice Film Festival courts controversy

ROME: Global superstars Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Redgrave descend on Venice this week as the annual film festival kicks off Wednesday to controversy over the inclusion of Netflix productions and there being just one female director in competition. Some 21 features will be locking horns for the prized Golden Lion, which will be awarded on September 8 at...

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George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actor list

LOS ANGELES: George Clooney soared to the top of an annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors. Clooney, 57, earned an estimated $239 million between June 2017-June 2018, marking the highest earnings of his 35-year career in film and television, Forbes said. Clooney, who hasn’t starred in a Hollywood movie since 2016 crime thriller Money Monster, sold the Casamigos tequila company...

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Next season of ‘Big Bang Theory’ to be its last

Award-winning ratings smash "The Big Bang Theory" will end with the finale of its 12th season in May next year, CBS said on Wednesday, lavishing praise on the long-running comedy. Focusing on a highly intelligent but socially-awkward professor and his group of scientist friends, "Big Bang" was the biggest comedy ratings draw on broadcast television for years, winning 10 Emmys....

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Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, co-writer of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, dies

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, a Southern rock pioneer who co-wrote the hit "Sweet Home Alabama," has died, his official Facebook page account announced on Thursday. He was 68. The post said he died at home on Wednesday. It did not mention the cause, but rock music bible Rolling Stone said he had been battling lung cancer. "It is...

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Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill among all-star lineup for Franklin

NEW YORK  — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. The Queen of Soul’s service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday and Franklin’s son, Edward Franklin. The...

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Ganjay Returns, Naeem Abbas Rufi shoots to thrill

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Stand back, Sanju Baawa... Your hair transplant or graft whatever you call it, those cat shavings on your head are downright blasphemous. Sanjay, stand back there is a Ganjay coming through, and he's taking over, kicking ass and taking names. No holding back, on the attack, No if's but's and maybe's... get ready...

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Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik celebrate Eid in eastern apparel

Supermodel Gigi Hadid took the Internet by storm a day earlier as she posted a picture celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik and one of his three sisters Waliyha. The model shared a picture of her boyfriend and his sister on her Instagram stories, captioning it, "Home for Eid". After the picture went viral, Zayn's sister Walihya shared photographs...

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Celebrities extend Eid greeting from around the globe

Celebrities, cricket stars and others took to social media to extend their greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Singer and actor Ali Zafar posted a simple tweet with a picture of Eid Mubarak written. View image on Twitter Ali Zafar ✔@AliZafarsays 7:48 AM - Aug 22, 2018 1,464 148 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info...

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VMAs: Camila Cabello beats Beyonce, Drake for top prizes

Cuban-born Camila Cabello beat out heavy hitters Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Drake to take home the two top prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Monday. Cabello, 21, was chosen artist of the year and won video of the year for her Latin-flavored hit “Havana,” while rapper Cardi B picked up wins for best new artist and song...

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